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WEDDINGS + ENGAGEMENTS

CLASSIC + TRADITIONAL

Greg + Amelia
THE GRAND DEL MAR

ROMANTIC + REFINED

Roman + Zlatka
THE HIDDEN CASTLE

EMOTIONAL + MEANINGFUL

Chris + Koree
THE LODGE AT TORREY PINES

things that make me swoon

I woke up one morning a few years ago feeling really guilty. I groggily moved through my morning routine feeling awful about throwing a childish tantrum the night before about how I couldn’t keep the house clean. It had been a LONG couple of months – Jeff had been overwhelmed and busy with life, family,

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Hi. Our names are Jeff and Erin Youngren, and we’re certified podcast-junkies. Our love affair with audio storytelling began when a little purple podcast app showed up on my iPhone, and I downloaded my first episode of This American Life in 2008. Then came Radiolab… then Fresh Air… and within months, we were both hooked

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The first thing Jeff said when we saw our new house for the first time and walked into the back yard was that the patio needed a farmhouse table. One that would seat at least 20 people. Nothing less would do. So he built one. One that fits 20 people. He also built a dining table.

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Jeff asked me over an afternoon of Kona Brewing and happy hour nachos what everyday luxury item I would buy if money was no option. It couldn’t be anything crazy  – no cars or vacation homes in the French countryside. Just an everyday item that I wanted to splurge on but just couldn’t justify the

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You know how they say you shouldn’t cry over spilled milk? What about spilled salt? ‘Cuz I definitely did. On New Year’s Eve of 2009, I won the cutest salt and pepper shakers from Anthropologie at a bridal shower for one of our brides. At the time, I didn’t have the slightest clue as to

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I’m a little forgetful. Ok, a LOT forgetful. But only when it comes to sweets. And when I say ‘sweets’, I mean when Jeff says really sweet things about me. One day he’ll tell me that he thinks I’m a wonderful writer and go on and on and on about my entertaining stories, but the

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WEDDING PLANNING TIPS

 

OUR MOST HELPFUL WEDDING PLANNING TIPS, STRAIGHT FROM THE EXPERTS

 

Our Formula for the Perfect Engagement Outfit

 

Picking the perfect outfit for a photo session can be one of the most difficult experiences BUT it doesn’t have to be. I’ve seen enough outfits that work and don’t work that I’ve cracked the ultimate code for our couples...

 

Our Stress-Free Wedding Day Timeline 

 

There’s nothing better than a stress-free wedding day when everything runs smoothly, your guests have the time of their lives, and you soak in the day with your sweetie. Though it sounds too good to be true, you can...

 

10 Foolproof Tips to Get Gorgeous Wedding Photos

 

It’s the #1 question brides ask: What can I do to get the most amazing photos on my wedding day?

Having been through the in’s and out’s of countless weddings, I have loads of tips to share, so let's...

THE FIRST LOOK

why we love it

Find out why we love the first look, and how we do it differently

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ABOUT THE YOUNGRENS

We’re Jeff and Erin Youngren, a hubby and wifey team that photographs amazing couples and their incredible weddings. Hopeless romantics, BFF's, and mama + daddy to James, we’re obsessed with traveling, podcasts, Oreos (Erin) and whiskey (Jeff).